Aetherflux Reservoir


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Aetherflux Reservoir


Whenever you cast a spell, you gain 1 life for each spell you've cast this turn.

Pay 50 life: Aetherfux Reservoir deals 50 damage to target creature or player.

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Aetherflux Reservoir Discussion

elfric on I’m Flexin my T-Rex

1 day ago

hey Gerkerson

you could exchange Channeler Initiate, Blighted Bat and T-rex with Morselhoarder, Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce.

this improves:

  • your draw as there is one dead card less
  • Diabolic Intent is better with thrasios as cmc2 commander
  • Buried Alive becomes more consisent no matter how much opponents
  • it opens up the opportunity to cut Aetherflux Reservoir as your third wincon. buried alive into infinite mana and you dont need to change any card and have the Memory's Journey loop with noxious revival. get infinite life with nature'S claim and make inifinte swans to win next turn
  • you could also cut Wall of Roots if you run it only because of the combo

i guess from the T-rex perspective its a tight deck. but the deck could be improved with another commander. i personaly dont like cmc5 reanimates. the deck is much faster than getting to those 5 mana. have a nice day XD

Mannface on Kambal - Life Gain

1 day ago

You have lots of ways to gain life, which is essential in this kind of deck, but not a huge way to utilize it. If you grind out the game too long, most play groups will combo you out.

I would main deck Karlov of the Ghost Council, Aetherflux Reservoir and add Vona, Butcher of Magan to help weaponize your life, and main deck Erebos, God of the Dead to get card draw and control. Also Words of Worship goes well with Well of lost dream.

Also, as good as cards like Ajani's Pridemate look, unless they do something else other than get big, they may not have enough utility.

I run a Karlov deck, and this is all stuff Ive discovered. You can put pressure on opponents out side of combat whilst also grinding up your own life total. Maybe swap these for some of your board wipes/spot removal? You do have all the big pieces though, pretty good deck!

meowforpirates on Coin Flip City

3 days ago

This deck list honestly looks like so much fun. I wonder if when you go to a Magic shop and say "I have a coin flip deck", you get the same looks that I do when I say "I have a spirit tribal deck". My spirit deck also heavily relies on one card to win (Aetherflux Reservoir), and it's much harder to win in multiplayer. Sometimes its more fun to have a not-so-competitive deck (although winning is pretty nice).

Good luck! Sorry I don't have any suggestions!

Disciple_of_Doran on Populate is fun... Right?

4 days ago

I adore Trostani, Selesnya's Voice as a commander. This was one of my own first "good" commander decks and can be made very powerful on a pretty low budget. I'll name off some of the best cards for the deck here.

Phyrexian Processor: This is just stupid good. Wait until you have 8 open mana and your commander in play. Cast this card, and once it resolves pay almost all of your life into it (leave just enough not to get burnt out at instant speed, just in case). Then immediately activate the ability, generating a massive token and gaining back all the life you just spent instantly. You now have access to a 30+/30+ token that you can populate or generate a new one from the artifact every turn, gaining you a ton of life as well. Congrats, you pretty much can't die to combat damage except from commanders anymore.

Angelic Accord / Crested Sunmare : Gain life from something, make a token with a nice keyword at the end of the turn and gain extra life. Populate that token during your opponent's turn to gain more life, and get another token from this card at the end of that turn as well. This should churn out about 2 good tokens between each of your turns not including what you get from populating, quickly getting out of hand.

Darien, King of Kjeldor: Whenever you get hit, you get that many tokens. Whenever you make tokens, you gain life equal to their toughness. You now can not take damage unless it kills you in a single hit, and people running into you anyways gains you tokens.

Storm Herd: I'm usually in the camp of "Go tall tokens" with Trostani, but this card is the exception. Nothing ends a game like 40+ flying tokens and doubling your life total.

Aetherflux Reservoir: It's a good idea to have a backup win strategy, especially if you have any turbo-fog or other pillow fort decks in your meta. Pay 50 life to kill an opponent if very doable with Trostani.

Elemental Bond / Garruk's Packleader / Kavu Lair: Drawing lots of cards is always good, and populating big tokens now means you also get free card draw.

Ajani Goldmane: Gaining a couple life isn't a threat. Making your tokens bigger and vigilant is situationally good, but isn't why we're here. Getting to 6 loyalty ang generating a token that's power and toughness fluxuates with your life total means you get to double your life total and the power/toughness of all these tokens every time you populate. Just try to fly under the radar before that.

Rootborn Defenses: Get an extra populate trigger, but more importantly save yourself from a board wipe. Keep your big tokens in play, and kill everyone in a single shot while the shields are down.

Kogarashi on Aetherflux Reservoir/Sentinel Tower and Storm ...

4 days ago

Neither artifact will trigger retroactively. If you've cast three instants/sorceries (and nothing else) so far this turn, then play either artifact, and then cast the next instant/sorcery, both artifacts will check your count at that point.

Aetherflux Reservoir sees that you've cast a total of 5 spells (3 before it, plus the Reservoir, plus the next spell) and you will gain 5 life.

Sentinel Tower will see that you've cast 3 instants/sorceries before the most recent, and deal 4 damage to your chosen target.

Phaetion on Aetherflux Reservoir/Sentinel Tower and Storm ...

4 days ago

For reference: Aetherflux Reservoir and Sentinel Tower

Suppose I have a storm count of 3. I cast either one of those cards. Then, the next instant or sorcery I cast would trigger either one.

My question is that do either of the artifacts check the spells cast before it (So you'd gain 15 life from Reservoir or deal 6 damage with the Tower)? Or do they check the spells once it's in play?

Vortain on ✨ $8 Lifegain ✨

6 days ago

Just because it's hilarious, there's always Aetherflux Reservoir. Runs between $2.50 and $3.50. I'd run only one, and just for fun since I've never tried it.

Gadianten on

1 week ago

Looks fun, you seem to have the token angle down and will only need to fine tune it to your meta needs, I have a few card draw recommendations and turning life gain into win conditions that may work for you.

Card Draw: Necropotence and Greed, may as well capitalize on a large life total. Dawn of Hope, this one seems really good for you since it interacts in almost every aspect of your commander by providing fodder for abilities and drawing cards off lifegain.

Lifegain Victory: Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance could prove a nasty surprise. Aetherflux Reservoir is not quite an auto win but if you find your self gaining a lot of life it might be a nice option.

Other: Gift of Immortality could be pretty nice and works well with your commander, also Resplendent Angel might be a bit harder to trigger but could be powerful.

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